Sunday, January 19, 2014

Corker Votes Against Spending Bill. Alexander votes for it. Marsha Blackurn votes for it.

U.S. Senator Bob Corker was one of 17 Senators who voted against final passage of a $1.012 trillion discretionary spending bill. He released the following statement:
I cannot support a funding bill that violates the only real progress we have made in getting our fiscal house in order over the past several years.  Instead of building on the gains we made in 2011, limiting discretionary spending, I’m very disappointed the Executive Branch and Congress continue to push for higher spending levels, like those contained in this bill, without enacting meaningful changes to mandatory programs that our country so desperately needs.
The Senate voted 72-26 for the measure.  All 53 Democrats, two independents and 17 Republicans voted for the bill. The 26 votes against it were all cast by Republicans. It increased spending by about $26 billion over fiscal year 2013, with most of the increase going to domestic programs.

Below is the list of Republicans in the Senators who voted in favor of the billLamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), John Boozman (Ark.), Dan Coats (In.), Thad Cochran (Miss.),Susan Collins (Maine), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Richard Shelby (Ala.), David Vitter (La.), Roger Wicker (Miss.). (All Democrats voted in favor.)

Here are those Republicans who voted against it: John Barrasso (Wyo.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), John Cornyn (Texas), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Dean Heller (Nev.), James Inhofe (Okla.), Mike Johanns (Neb.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mike Lee (Utah), John McCain (Ariz.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Jim Risch (Idaho), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Thune (S.D.). Pat Toomey (Pa.).

The bill passed the House by a vote of 359-67. Sixty-four of the 67 votes against it were Republicans. More House Republicans voted for the spending bill than voted against it.  In the House, five of Tennessee's 7 Republican's voted for the Bill. they are: Marsha Blackburn,
Chuck Fleischmann, Diane Black, Phil Roe, and Stephen Fincher. 

Voting against the bill were John Duncan, Jr, and Scott DesJarlais. Only three Democrats voted against the bill and none of the three were our Tennessee Representatives. To see how all members of the House of Representatives voted, follow this link

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1 comment:

  1. Alexander is a given, but why in the world did Marsha Blackburn vote for it?